Archive: Food & Nutrition

January 8, 2024

Missouri District Spotlights School Nutrition Services

The Citizens in Our Schools program at the Francis Howell School District in Missouri seeks to foster understanding among residents by offering behind-the-scenes experiences. Each month 29 volunteers engage in activities such as school food service. Read Full Story Here…

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January 8, 2024

2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and KidsGardening are excited to announce the launch of the 2024 GroMoreGood Grassroots Grant! This grant will award a total of 170 programs $500 in funding to start or improve their youth gardens or greenspaces. Any nonprofit organization, school district, university, government entity, or tax-exempt organization,…

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December 8, 2023

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes

CDC is concerned about this outbreak because the illnesses are severe and people in long-term care facilities and childcare centers have gotten sick. Do not eat pre-cut cantaloupes if you don’t know whether Malichita or Rudy brand cantaloupes were used. Illnesses: 230   (113 new) Hospitalizations: 96   (35 new) Deaths: 3…

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November 21, 2023

Teach children and teens to be good friends to kids with food allergies

Food Allergy Research and Education has updated their Be a Pal® program to better support empathy related to the social and emotional impact of living with a food allergy. Downloads include materials for implementation in school and classroom settings.  such as posters, flyers, bookmarks, certificates, a food allergy awareness…

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November 14, 2023

USDA Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Opportunity

The Fiscal Year 2024 USDA Patrick Leahy Farm to School Grant Request for Applications (RFA) is now available here! Applications are due by 11:59pm ET on January 12th, 2024. USDA seeks to award up to $12 million to expand access to local food in eligible schools.

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We’ve had such tremendous growth in the building of connections to really support the whole child, getting all aspects of the school district on the same page, and having that common model to support every child.
Amy Ruzicka Bayless Schools Superintendent Discusses Bayless Schools 5-year journey leading to growth in school and staff wellness initiatives, incorporating the WSCC model, and expansion in after-school activities.